Sometimes, you need to add a little bling to some of your images in Adobe Photoshop. Creating metallic text or really metallic anything in Adobe Photoshop is a skill that every designer needs to have. Most of the effects that you see created in Adobe Photoshop are accomplished through layer effects. Creating metallic text is no different.
Experiment with different fonts, gradients, and lighting to create a variety of different types of text.
You can create all kinds of interesting effects with layer styles in Adobe Photoshop. The following video art lesson explores the use of layer styles to create a shiny metallic text.